Emails and letters from even our most stalwart readers were missing. But one entrant knew more about the strange looking bus than we did. This is what Bill Heskins of West Chiltington told us:
“The vehicle is the Omnibus design produced by Daimler-Benz for the 1935 Berlin Motor Show. It was its entry for high speed, mass transit passenger vehicles for the then new autobahns.
“Daimler-Benz were in competition with Bussing-NAG, Henschel, MAN and Vomag for large capacity transport, high speed vehicles on the fast motorways.
“The Omnibus was fitted with the MB-805 V12 diesel engine at the rear, providing between 350-450 horse power.”
We dread to think how this bullet-shaped six-wheeler would handle, though. Luckily, there aren’t too many tight corners on autobahns…
A completely different Little Picture for you this time. The picture below is from a much more recent episode in history, and a rather more significant one. Can you tell us when (and why) this picture was taken?
There’s no prize for telling us that the car in the picture is the Mini, but if you can tell us the reason behind the snap, then you’re in with a chance to win a lovely bottle of champagne.